PHILIPSBURG:— The Prosecutor’s Office asked for 20 years in jail fully unconditional for the suspect Felix Floyd Crawford (38) born in St. Kitts. The suspect who appeared in court on Wednesday under tight security was charged with committing (9) burglaries on St. Maarten committed between 31st December 2010 and 21 October 2015. Among others he burglarized the homes of former Chief of Police Peter De Witte and former Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson. He is also accused of committing five armed burglaries, attempted manslaughter against a police officer, threatening a 14 year old boy, fencing and possession of an illegal firearm. According to the Prosecutor’s Office the arrest of Felix Floyd Crawford meant that a “big fish” was caught. In 2015 alone 28 armed burglaries were reported while thus far in 2016 only two (2). During these burglaries Felix Floyd Crawford used brutal force leaving several victims injured. He mainly stole jewelry, cash money, electronics such as mobile phones and expensive perfumes. Media reports from Antigua indicate that there too Felix Floyd Crawford is sought for a series of robberies and shootings. The Court of First Instance will give its verdict on July 9. Also the victims will have the opportunity to submit claims for damages suffered. The Prosecutor’s Office also announced that by then will also submit an order to recover proceeds of crime. Felix Floyd Crawford sold the stolen goods and earned money with it. “Crime dos not pay” the Prosecutor said.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Prosecution demands 20 years for notorious armed robber.